2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 251 Sociology of Human Rights

3 hours 

This introduction to the sociology of human rights enables students to understand major sociological debates surrounding the topic, including how human rights became part of social expectations; how these expectations vary from time to time and place to place; and how rights are granted or denied to different categories of people. It enables students to think critically about human rights conflicts as they arise across the globe. The focus is on the role of government agencies, non-state actors, social movements, non-profit organizations, multi-national companies, and the media, in both promoting and violating human rights.




ENG 101 and SOC 101